Extractives Hub panel of experts

In delivering its advisory and research services to its government partners, the Extractives Hub is able to draw on the experience of a broad range of experts and institutions with which it collaborates. A small sample of this expertise is outlined below:


The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) of the University of Dundee is the world's leading international institution in its field, and is one of the core organisations implementing the Extractives Hub. CEPMLP has over 35 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy work relating to governments in resource rich developing countries.

Open Oil

Open Oil is a Berlin based publishing house which focuses on using open data to shine a light on the oil, gas and mining sectors across the world. One of the Extractives Hub's core implementing partners, Open Oil's expertise lie in fiscal modelling, beneficial ownership, oil contracting and revenue management.

Vaughan Smith

A mining sector professional with more than 36 years' experience working with government and the private sector, Vaughan has extensive operational experience in mines inspection, health and safety and mine operations. Vaughan possesses deep cross-cutting knowledge of the mining sector, from operations and technical aspects of the sector, to legislation, policy and regulatory issues.

Peter Cameron

Professor Peter Cameron is an energy specialist, concentrating primarily on oil and gas law. From 1991 onwards he was regularly employed by the World Bank as a consultant responsible for drafting oil and gas laws and model contracts, working in Poland, in Russia for the Yeltsin Government, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, and later in Côte d'Ivoire and Tanzania. Subsequently, he worked closely with the Norwegian Government and through them assisted the Governments of Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Togo in drafting their hydrocarbons and gas legislation. Peter joined the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Professor of International Energy Law and Policy (CEPMLP) in 1997 as Professor of International Energy Law and Policy.

Cyrille Putz

Cyrille Putz is a natural resources expert focusing on extractive industries and local content integration for major projects in developing countries. Cyrille has been heavily involved in the planning and development of dedicated impact assessments, solutions and policies for managing and operating local content linked to procurement, supply chain, workforce, and environment, CSR policy and reporting aspects. He has developed supply chain logistics and community engagement strategies for in a number of resource rich countries across the world.

Lois Hooge

Lois Hooge is a minerals governance expert with over 20 years' experience providing mining sector policy advice and implementation support to governments, the mining industry and non-governmental organisations. Lois specialises in Strategic Social and Environmental Assessments of the extractives sector, Best Environmental and Social Practices in the extractives sector; political economy studies, risk assessments and minerals governance assessments and Community Development Agreements.

Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan is a Chartered Mineral Surveyor and a Chartered Mining Engineer with over 30 years' experience in the minerals industry gained in several African countries and the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Peter specialises in the development and management of mineral resources, mineral rights and mineral property interests.

Steven Poelhekke

Dr Steven Poelhekke is a globally recognised research expert in local economic development and mining. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in Italy, and in the past he has been awarded a number of grants such as the DFID funded International Growth Centre at LSE, where Steven acted as a Principle Investigator of 'Roads to trade: the welfare effects of connecting mines versus cities'

Johnny West

Johnny West is an extractive industries professional with over 20 years' experience of the natural resource sector. In 2011, he founded OpenOil, a consultancy based in Berlin which develops open data publishing techniques. OpenOil seeks to innovate uses of public domain data to create system-level transparency in the world's extractive industries. Since 2011 Johnny has spearheaded the production of 20 reference works at the country level in five languages using Mediawiki collaborative software, to lay the foundation for self-maintaining reference materials by the governance community.

  • Open Oil
  • Vaughan Smith
  • Peter Cameron
  • Cyrille Putz
  • Lois Hooge
  • Peter Morgan
  • Steven Poelhekke
  • Johnny West